Well, I have just arrived home from work and am starving. I forgot to get anything out of the freezer this morning and am stood in front of the refrigerator scratching my head, trying to decide what to eat. So, whilst trying to make my decision, I have grabbed my camera and taken this shot to reveal what lies inside my refrigerator!!!!
So, where do I begin??? LOL!
The first drawer is full of cucumber, lettuce and spring onions.
And the second drawer has a few Italian plumb tomatoes, 3 onions, and a large bag of yummy fresh grapes...Mmmmmmmm!!!!
Wait... it doesn't stop there....!!!!
Further up there is some Benecol Light Margarine (which lowers cholesterol), Organic Salted Anchor Butter (which sends the cholesterol straight back up again...lol!), and some delicious Philadelphia Cream Cheese with Chives.
I have a passion for cheese and biscuits, so can never have enough cheese in the fridge. Therefore it will come as no surprise to find even more cheese...
I have some "Vintage Reserve" Cheddar Cheese, some local Somerset Brie Cheese, some Italian Mozzarella cheese, oh and a garlic and some large "woodland-freerange" chicken eggs.
If I get peckish later in the evening, I always need to have a pot of yoghurt or a pot of pudding rice - so have plenty of them in stock, as well as a handful of plumbs.
I have a melon and a couple of peppers, along with a lonesome lemon (as I have eggs and a lemon spare, I think I might make some more English Pancakes at the weekend).
My refrigerator wouldn't be mine without my treats... so I have a bottle of English Beekeepers' Honey (which I drizzle over natural yoghurt at breakfast time.... Mmmm heavenly!!!). I also have a bottle of Light Mayonnaise....
A jar of traditional Pickled Onions... great to munch on! A jar of "Olde English" Thick-cut orange marmalade (lovely on toast!), Sweet Piccalilli, Branstons' Original Pickle, Pickled beetroot and pickled cucumber (yes, I do like pickled vegetables...lol). Oh, and there are 4 litres of semi skimmed milk tucked in the door too!
Coleman's English Mustard (The loveliest and hottest mustard in the world), Garden Mint Sauce(perfect with roast lamb) and Hot English Horseradish (perfect with roast beef - but makes your eyes water)....
So, that accounts for the complete contents of my refrigerator on this particular day in April 2008 (and yes, you may have spotted a couple of christmas puddings hidden in the top corner - they are being saved for next christmas as they taste sooo much nicer when they are mature!).
Goodness knows what I'll think of all of this when I look back on it in a few decades time...LOL! I'm not quite sure what this refrigerator contents says about me (apart from the fact that I am bloody hungry!).
Well, I am only left with two things to say. Firstly, what is the contents of your refrigerator? I am curious to find out what other people around the world have in theirs. Secondly, does anybody have any suggestions on what I can eat tonight? As I have a few apples in the fruit bowl, I feel a Traditional English "Ploughman's Lunch" coming on.
If you haven't heard of a "Ploughman's Lunch" (more commonly called a "Ploughman's") before, it traditionally consists of a thick piece of cheese (usually Cheddar, Stilton or other local cheese), pickle (usually Branstons Pickle or Piccalilli and pickled onions). This would be served with a big wedge of crusty bread and a generous helping of butter, green salads, half an apple, beetroot and a hard boiled egg. All of this would be washed down with a pint of local Real Ale (bugger, that is the most important part of the meal and I haven't got any!!!!! HELP!!!!!!)
Bye for now, I'm off to eat ;)
Graham Ettridge xx